"It's your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you." - Rumi
I act as guide, not expert. Let me tell you why.
I have chosen to study mental health as a career path (and I would consider myself pretty darn knowledgeable in it), but I am no more an expert of your mental functioning than I am of your, let’s say, right leg. I do not carry the answers for what is going to solve your dilemma at work, the conflict with your partner, or the exact right technique that will stop your panic attacks forever.
“This is a terrible way to sell yourself,” you must be thinking!
Well, I preface with this because I full heartedly believe that the answers to all of these concerns, and more, are already within you. What I do offer, and I do not say this lightly, is an approach to therapy that will allow you to uncover the self-leadership within you that has been there all along.
Life has a way of hurting us along the way and parts of us tend to remain stuck in those hurt places. My approach allows you to move towards the parts of you who are carrying this hurt (rather than push them away!) so that you can build a deeper sense of connection and compassion within you. When this happens, true healing becomes possible.
My style is experiential, collaborative, and kind. In our work together I hope to move towards your emotional suffering in a way that feels safe, trusting, and totally in your control. I do this by helping you detect the parts of yourself that are being activated in any given scenario (using body-centered practices when appropriate), and work on how to develop curiosity and compassion for these parts. When you can fully embrace your stuff, even the yucky stuff, you can heal it and you can let it go. I know this to be true, I have seen it and I have even experienced it myself.
To learn more about the modality that informs my practice the most, navigate to the "IFS Therapy" page.